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Lactation Consulting
The first few weeks of breastfeeding can feel like 24/7 job and may not always feel intuitive.
Lactation consultants provide you the needed guidance and support during the first few weeks postpartum to help you nurture your baby, whether that's:
  • getting your baby to latch or;
  • finding the right position for you to nurse comfortably.

There are budget-friendly options available:
  • group workshops;
  • lactation telehealth;
  • insurance coverage.
Birth and postpartum doula
Navigating the birthing process can be overwhelming.
Doulas serve as a "birth coach" and birth "advocate" for you as you prepare for the arrival of new life, during the process of birthing, and the critical days shortly after birth.
Whether it is fielding the millions of birthing questions you have or coaching you through your birth alongside your loved ones/partner, your birth doula helps you navigate the entire birthing process.
Navigating the intense postpartum period after birth can be overwhelming, tiring, and all together challenging. A postpartum doula can provide invaluable assistance from preparing nutritious food to giving reassurance and advice about caring for your newborn.

There may be a volunteer doula program in your area for women who can't afford to hire one. And some doulas offer a sliding fee scale, based on what a new mom can afford.

The third trimester brings physical discomfort. Women frequently experience hip pain as the connective tissue loosens and stretches.
Treatments for pain during pregnancy include massage, chiropractic care, and physical therapy.

For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be offered by selected providers.
Mental health
While welcoming new life can be one of the happiest moments of your life, it is a huge life change for all new mothers (and fathers).
Feeling doubt, anxiety, guilt, unhappiness is normal.

Working with a mental health professional can help you navigate this transition so that you're able to take care of yourself and subsequently your baby. After all, a happy and healthy mom means a happy and healthy baby.

Some health plans cover psychotherapy.
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